Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to EASILY Cut a Banana for a Toddler

My mom came into town a few weeks back and showed me this handy little trick. Moms are so smart. It makes the banana the PERFECT size for little toddler hands. I haven't done it any other way since.

Now all you have to do is give them to your naked baby to turn into body paint. Huzzah to cleaning banana out of armpits!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Coming out of the closet

Baby, I am coming out of the closet. I'm going INTO the closet. Because mama gots a new craft closet! 


How could you not love that little girl!? She is so sweet and silly! 


It's been six months I posted?! Crap. I gotta get back on this horse.

Alright, here's the deal. I stopped posting because I ran out of crap to post. Seriously. 
I almost made a baby butt picture post, but I refrained. 
What's that you say? You want to see it anyway? Well, if you insist. 
This little girl is NO stranger to food. She'll whine for it all day long

Okay, what was I saying? Oh yeah, I ran out of crap to post. And frankly, despite my best efforts to prank you, I am not the craftiest crayon in the box.
I'm more like the moss colored crayon that gets stuck in the heating vent and chewed on by the dog (take that 10th grade Creative Writing teacher!)

So this blog will be a-changing a bit. I'm just gonna post what I want. Sometimes crafty, sometimes personal, sometimes just random. What's that you say? ANOTHER butt picture? Uhhh YEAH!
Because that's how we roll on this blog. Free butt pics for EVERYONE! 

I'm Back - Kitchen Redo

We did it! We packed our bags, and drove from coast to coast. Seattle to Williamsburg. With a 9 month old baby!!
If you've ever done something similar with a baby, you'll know why I feel this is an accomplishment in and of itself. Zoey was quite the champ (most of the time), and was amazing on the drive. All it took was an entire box of cheerios. 

After a long stop in Utah, and a brief stop in Michigan, we arrived in Williamsburg late at night about a month ago

When we walked in the door our hearts sank. The house was a disaster - dead bugs and leaves covered the carpets, huge spiders in every corner, dirt tracked throughout the house, holes and cracks covering the wall and ceiling, mold, cracked blinds, the most disgusting kitchen I've been in, cockroaches.... the list goes on and on. I felt as if we had made a huge mistake. The house was barely livable. 

Luckily, my mom was on her way and drove out from Michigan to help me fix it up. In the week she was here we fixed up the kitchen, living room and dining room. I honestly couldn't have done it without her. She is the QUEEN of home repair. I actually feel like the place is livable!! 

Here are some before and after pictures of the kitchen!



Here's what we did - 
- Stripped, sanded, stained and sealed the cabinets back to their original color (This was my mom's project... it took 4 days.... she is AMAZING)
- Put in new hardware on all the cabinets
- Stripped the the wallpaper
- Scrubbed all the walls, and floors, including under the stove and dishwasher
- Scrubbed the junk out of the fridge to get rid of all the rust spots
- Spackled and sanded about 50 holes. 
- Painted all the walls a grey green color
- Painted the trim a bright white
- Installed new white switch plates
- created a kick board to go under the lower cupboards to cover up the nasty wood/ dishwasher bottom
- brought in rugs to cover sun damage near the sliding door as well as a matching one for the sink
- Replaced missing slats for the kitchen door as well as clean the track, and WD40 the door wheels

I am just so thankful my mom was here to help!!! I couldn't have done 1/10th of it without her!!